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larry hagman who played the texas oil man j.r. ewing has died. >> attention shoppers. the rush is on. the holiday season is officially under way and as some walmart stores disgruntled workers are having their say too. >> violence erupting in the streets of egypt and just two days after being hailed as a peacemaker, the egyptian president is being called a different name dictator. >> hitchcock, his movie scared america. now there's a movie that tells his story. all that and so much more on cbs "this morning saturday," saturday, november 24, 2012. >>> good morning welcome to the weekend and welcome to sharyl attkisson filling in for rebecca. great to see you. >> thanks. >> we're very excited to have some special guests this morning in our studio, members of a championship junior high chess team whose story is told in a new documentary called "brooklyn castle." >> let's get to your open story. the death of actor larry hagman. his most famous role was that of j.r. ewing. it was one of the most successful in history. manuel bojorquez is at the south fork ranch which serve
. >> reporter: as wheeler-dealer oil man j.r. ewing, hagman ruled over the southfork ranch and the tv ratings for 13 years beginning in the spring of 1978. >> tramp. name of the game is huge. you're destroying everything that daddy spent his life. >> reporter: episode after episode the duplicitous j.r. schemed and double-crossed his way to the top. until in the cliff-hanger season finale in the spring of 1980 somebody in his inner circle had had enough. (gunfire). dallas fans spent an entire summer asking themselves the question, who shot j.r.? it was a testament to the acting abilities of the real larry hagman. the son of singer mary martin, larry hagman's own career was launched in the 1960s with a role at astronaut anthony nelson in the sit-com i dream of jeannenie opposite barbara eden playing the part of the jeannenie. >> i must have gone further into orbit than i thought. >> osgood: though other tv and film roles followed, it was dallas that put him on the map. >> get me the police. reporter: when the identity of j.r.'s assailant was revealed in november of 1980, as many as 83 million p
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